NW Weekly for Sunday, June 12

Sharon Metzger


Sun, Jun 12                 Northwest Family Day worship, Butler Middle School, 10am

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Fri, Jun 17                    Fellowship mixer, Butler Middle School


Sun, Jun 19                 Northwest worship, Father’s Day, Butler Middle School, 10am

Sun, Jun 26                 Northwest Mission Center worship, Butler Middle School, 10am


Sun, July 3                   Northwest Mission Center worship, Hudson Elks Park, 11am

July 8–9                        Family Vacation Bible School and Fun Fair

Sun, July 10                Congregational worship, Bridgewater State University


Fri, July 22                   Outdoor fun and games

July 31–Aug 7             World Discipleship Summit, Orlando

Aug 13–20                   New England Teen Camp

Aug 15–20                   Preteen Camp

Fri, Aug 26                   Sunset prayer and worship

Congratulations, Graduates!

As we honor those who have reached new milestones, we pray that your lives will shine as reflections of God’s glory. Our prayers and best wishes go with you. Congratulations!


Kylie Cadet, Billerica Memorial High. Attending UMass Amherst for pre-law.

Katalina DeMaria, Valley Collaborative High. Taking a gap year to enter the workforce.

Chloe Hannon, Billerica Memorial High. Honors: World Language Award (Mandarin), AP Scholar, Presidential Award. Attending Leslie University to study art therapy.

Caleb Kinscheck, Billerica Memorial High. Awards: National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Presidential Award, AP Scholar with Honors, Zadok Howe Award, TAMY nomination for best supporting actor (Footloose), awards for robotics and community service. Attending Wentworth Institute of Technology to study biomedical engineering.

Hannah Kinscheck, Shawsheen Valley Technical High, Design and Visual Communications. Awards: National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Billerica Arts and Crafts Scholarship, Billerica Rotary Michael Oliveiri Scholarship, Dollars for Scholars Betterment Scholarship. Attending Maine College of Art (Portland) to study illustration.

Sarah Letourneau, Bedford High (NH). Bedford Crew (rowing). Attending college near Toronto, Ontario, to study landscape architecture.

Kimberly Manyanga, Billerica Memorial High. Attending UMass Amherst for public health.


Nicholas Boonstra, UMass Lowell, Bachelor of Liberal Arts, magna cum laude. Future plans: admitted to MS in Data Analytics & Computational Social Science program at UMass Amherst; intending to earn PhD in Political Science; aspiring to a career as a Professor of Political Science studying political behavior/psychology and partisan polarization.

Jessica Buske, St. John's University, Queens, NY, Master’s in Speech Pathology. Seeking a clinical fellowship in bilingual special education in an elementary school in NYC.

Jessica Callahan, Regis College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, cum laude, National Honor Society for Nursing. Moving to North Carolina to start her nursing career.

Erin Deloge, UMass Lowell, Bachelor of Liberal Arts. Working for Atlantic Data Security, Lowell.

Howdy Liu, UMass Lowell, Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering. Future plans: Master’s degree at Cornell.

Joel Slebodnick, UMass Lowell, Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. Working for Red Hat, Boston.

Family Day

Welcome to our annual Northwest “Family Day Service,” where we celebrate God and the spiritual and physical families he has provided for us. Children do not have classes so that they can join their family in the service. After service, join us for fellowship, lunch, and fun.

10–11am Worship

11am–1pm Lunch and Activities

·       Gym: Bounce House, Kids’ Games

·       Cafeteria: Board/Card Games, Fellowship

·       Outside: Basketball



We rejoice with our heavenly Father as Nick Ewing was baptized into Christ on Saturday, June 4.

Memorial Service

The funeral service for Alan Faller, Thais and Fred’s father, will be Sunday, June 12, at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster Street, Melrose. Visiting hours will be 2–3pm, followed by a memorial service at the same location. The interment will be on Monday, June 13, in Nobleboro, Maine.

Family VBS and Fun Fair

Families with kids entering kindergarten (fall 2022) thru preteens! On Fri, July 8, 4–7pm and Sat, July 9, 10am–12:30pm, at the Arlington building, we are planning a special time filled with amazing worship, friendship building, activities, and games around the theme of HayDay: Growing in Friendship with Jesus. Parents are invited to worship with their kids and attend one activity together, then hang out in the parent fellowship area for some great conversation! Our Friday evening concludes with dinner together. After our Saturday program, there will be a Family Fun Fair from 1–4pm to continue the fellowship and memory making with music, a bouncy house, and a petting zoo.

Register at events.bostonchurch.org to attend the VBS program; no registration needed if you only attend the Fun Fair. For more info or to volunteer, contact Bridget Koha (bkoha@...).

Thank You

The Merrimack Valley Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program is so grateful to you for your commitment to reducing hunger in the Merrimack Valley. We acknowledge receipt of a donation of $220 along with 930 pounds of non-perishable food. Currently Mobile Pantry volunteers deliver groceries once a month to 291 households in the Greater Lowell area. Clients are homebound elderly and/or physically disabled. While we wish the need was not so great, we are fortunate to be able to help these individuals thanks to the generosity of our community. We appreciate this partnership and look forward to working with you in the future.
Roberta Emerson, Program Director, Mobile Pantry

Calling Preteen Campers!

Registration is open until July 1 for preteen camp (August 15–20) at https://events.bostonchurch.org. Cost is $405, plus $65 for the bus.

Contribution Report

Northwest budget:                                   $15,500
Collected:                                                     $13,975
YTD variance:                                         – $26,305

Prayer Requests

Please pray for a miraculous 2022.

Continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19, and for Rebekah Cox, Alexa DiBisceglie, Aaron Dollar, Michael Gloor, Mary Jo Roche, Alan Roscoe, and Rafe Shropshire.